*lauds Sultan Sa’ad for uniting Muslims in Nigeria
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN) has appointment Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo as it’s new President and Alhaji Rafiu Ebiti as the Deputy President 1 for the Ummah.
MUSWEN stated this in a communique issued by its Executive Secretary, Professor Muslih Yahya after the organisation’s Extraordinary General Assembly held at the Islamic Centre University of Ibadan Mosque Complex, Ibadan.
The Muslim body also identified literacy and skill acquisition as veritable instruments in liberating the poor and the less-privileged from poverty.
In the communique, MUSWEN pointed out that there is the need for Muslim organisations across the South West states to take these as their responsibilities, adding that
On the recent protests in the country which claimed lives and property, MUSWEN tasked Nigerians to remain peaceful while the Federal Government and other levels of governments address their agitations and demands.
Condemning the rate of attacks on Muslims and mosques in the South East and South South of the country and called on relevant authorities to arrest injustice being done to the Muslims in those regions, MUSWEN General Assembly expressed disappointment over the demolition of a mosque in the Lagos mainland which is under investigation.
The General Assembly appreciated all the Muslim leaders and elders for standing by the Ummah despite the leadership vacuum created by the death of former President, Dr Sakariyah Babalola.
In his acceptance speech, the new MUSWEN President, Alhaji Rasak Oladejo, who was also ratified as the Deputy President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, solicited the cooperation of all stakeholders.
Alhaji Oladejo promised that MUSWEN will look into varieties of programmes that will enhance the development of the ummah in the region while youths and women would be mobilized to participate fully in its activities.
While lauding the President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaj Sa’ad Abubakar for his efforts at uniting the Muslims in the country, the MUSWEN General Assembly appreciated the efforts of the former governor of Oyo state, late Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi for his landmark gesture at securing land for the MUSWEN International Resource Centre and prayed to Allah to grant him Jannatul Firdaus.
The General Assembly was attended by leaders of various Muslim organisations across the six states in the southwest was chaired by the Chairman Board of Trustees of the Ummah Prince Bola Abdul Jabbar Ajibola and was represented by a member of the board and chairman Oyo State Muslim Community, Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni.